Roger Federer will be 40 years old next August and would like to extend his career after two knee operations and the longest break from tennis in 2020. Roger hadn’t played between the Australian Open and Doha last year this March, worked hard on his game after those two operations and felt ready to look for notable titles again.
Roger has confirmed his participation in his popular ATP 500 event in Halle not only in 2021, but also in the following season. The organizers revealed Federer and Nishikori for the 2022 lineup.
Roger made his debut in Halle in 2000 and took seven wins on his first three German trips for a positive start. Federer has only lost four games in Halle since 2003, dominates year after year and wins his 10th place in 2019.
Title. Between 2003 and 2010, Federer secured 29 victories in a row in Hall before Lleyton Hewitt stopped him in the 2010 final. As of 2013, Federer has won five Halle trophies and lost the 2018 title match against Borna Coric, although he had his chances and won the crown back 12 months later.
Roger Federer will compete in Halle in 2021 and 2022
Federer pursued the tenth title and defeated David Goffin two years ago 7: 6, 6: 1 in one hour and 23 minutes for his 102nd ATP title. Roger took part in one of his favorite tournaments for the 17th time and reached 13th.
Final. He won everything to become the second player in the Open era with at least ten titles in a single ATP event after Rafael Nadal. Goffin reached the first ATP final in over a year and a half and did his best to follow Federer’s pace in the first set, not converting and losing the tiebreak 7-2.
That was the turning point of the encounter and the Belgian ran out of fuel in the second set, being broken three times (five double faults) and allowing Roger to march to the finish line. The Swiss had 23 winners and 14 casual mistakes, tamed his shots well, and overwhelmed Goffin’s 17-29 ratio.